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ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY AGREEMENT
January 1, 2020
Bellavita LLC (All Hail The Dog) values its users’ privacy. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) will help
you understand how we collect and use personal information from those who visit our website or
make use of our online facilities and services, and what we will and will not do with the
information we collect. Our Policy has been designed and created to ensure those affiliated with
Bellavita LLC of our commitment and realization of our obligation not only to meet, but to exceed,
most existing privacy standards.
We reserve the right to make changes to this Policy at any given time. If you want to make sure
that you are up to date with the latest changes, we advise you to frequently visit this page. If at
any point in time Bellavita LLC decides to make use of any personally identifiable information on
file, in a manner vastly different from that which was stated when this information was initially
collected, the user or users shall be promptly notified by email. Users at that time shall have the
option as to whether to permit the use of their information in this separate manner.
This Policy applies to Bellavita LLC, and it governs any and all data collection and usage by us.
Through the use of allhailthedog.com, you are therefore consenting to the data collection
procedures expressed in this Policy.
Please note that this Policy does not govern the collection and use of information by companies
that Bellavita LLCdoes not control, nor by individuals not employed or managed by us. If you visit
a website that we mention or link to, be sure to review its privacy policy before providing the site
with information. It is highly recommended and suggested that you review the privacy policies and
statements of any website you choose to use or frequent to better understand the way in which
websites garner, make use of and share the information collected.
Specifically, this Policy will inform you of the following
1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through our website;
2. Why we collect personally identifiable information and the legal basis for such collection;
3. How we use the collected information and with whom it may be shared;
4. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data; and
5. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
Information We Collect
It is always up to you whether to disclose personally identifiable information to us, although if you
elect not to do so, we reserve the right not to register you as a user or provide you with any
products or services. This website collects various types of information, such as:
· Voluntarily provided information which may include your name, address, email address,
billing and/or credit card information etc. which may be used when you purchase products
and/or services and to deliver the services you have requested.
In addition, Bellavita LLC may have the occasion to collect non-personal anonymous
demographic information, such as age, gender, household income, political affiliation, race and
religion, as well as the type of browser you are using, IP address, or type of operating system,
which will assist us in providing and maintaining superior quality service.
Please rest assured that this site will only collect personal information that you knowingly and
willingly provide to us by way of surveys, completed membership forms, and emails. It is the
intent of this site to use personal information only for the purpose for which it was requested, and
any additional uses specifically provided for on this Policy.
Why We Collect Information and For How Long
We are collecting your data for several reasons:
· To better understand your needs and provide you with the services you have requested;
· To fulfill our legitimate interest in improving our services and products;
· To send you promotional emails containing information we think you may like when we
have your consent to do so;
· To contact you to fill out surveys or participate in other types of market research, when we
have your consent to do so;
· To customize our website according to your online behavior and personal preferences.
The data we collect from you will be stored for no longer than necessary. The length of time we
retain said information will be determined based upon the following criteria: the length of time
your personal information remains relevant; the length of time it is reasonable to keep records to
demonstrate that we have fulfilled our duties and obligations; any limitation periods within which
claims might be made; any retention periods prescribed by law or recommended by regulators,
professional bodies or associations; the type of contract we have with you, the existence of your
consent, and our legitimate interest in keeping such information as stated in this Policy.
Use of Information Collected
Bellavita LLC does not now, nor will it in the future, sell, rent or lease any of its customer lists
and/or names to any third parties.
Bellavita LLC may collect and may make use of personal information to assist in the operation of
our website and to ensure delivery of the services you need and request. At times, we may find it
necessary to use personally identifiable information as a means to keep you informed of other
possible products and/or services that may be available to you from allhailthedog.com
Bellavita LLC may also be in contact with you with regards to completing surveys and/or research
questionnaires related to your opinion of current or potential future services that may be offered.
Bellavita LLCuses various third-party social media features including but not limited to
Faceboook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and other interactive programs. These may collect your
IP address and require cookies to work properly. These services are governed by the privacy
policies of the providers and are not within Bellavita LLC’s control.
Disclosure of Information
Bellavita LLC may not use or disclose the information provided by you except under the following
circumstances:
· as necessary to provide services or products you have ordered;
· in other ways described in this Policy or to which you have otherwise consented;
· in the aggregate with other information in such a way so that your identity cannot
reasonably be determined;
· as required by law, or in response to a subpoena or search warrant;
· to outside auditors who have agreed to keep the information confidential;
· as necessary to enforce the Terms of Service;
· as necessary to maintain, safeguard and preserve all the rights and property ofB ellavita
LLC.
Non-Marketing Purposes
Bellavita LLC greatly respects your privacy. We do maintain and reserve the right to contact you if
needed for non-marketing purposes (such as bug alerts, security breaches, account issues,
and/or changes in Bellavita LLC products and services). In certain circumstances, we may use
our website, newspapers, or other public means to post a notice.
Children under the age of 13
Bellavita LLC’s website is not directed to, and does not knowingly collect personal identifiable
information from, children under the age of thirteen (13). If it is determined that such information
has been inadvertently collected on anyone under the age of thirteen (13), we shall immediately
take the necessary steps to ensure that such information is deleted from our system’s database,
or in the alternative, that verifiable parental consent is obtained for the use and storage of such
information. Anyone under the age of thirteen (13) must seek and obtain parent or guardian
permission to use this website.
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from us by way of email or newsletters. To discontinue or unsubscribe from our website please
send an email that you wish to unsubscribe to lara.bellavita1@gmail.com. If you wish to
unsubscribe or opt-out from any third-party websites, you must go to that specific website to
unsubscribe or opt-out. Bellavita LLC will continue to adhere to this Policy with respect to any
personal information previously collected.
Links to Other Websites
Our website does contain links to affiliate and other websites. Bellavita LLC does not claim nor
accept responsibility for any privacy policies, practices and/or procedures of other such websites.
Therefore, we encourage all users and visitors to be aware when they leave our website and to
read the privacy statements of every website that collects personally identifiable information. This
Privacy Policy Agreement applies only and solely to the information collected by our website.
Notice to European Union Users
Bellavita LLC’s operations are located primarily in the United States. If you provide information to
us, the information will be transferred out of the European Union (EU) and sent to the United
States. (The adequacy decision on the EU-US Privacy became operational on August 1, 2016.
This framework protects the fundamental rights of anyone in the EU whose personal data is
transferred to the United States for commercial purposes. It allows the free transfer of data to
companies that are certified in the US under the Privacy Shield.) By providing personal
information to us, you are consenting to its storage and use as described in this Policy.
Security
Bellavita LLC takes precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive
information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Wherever we
collect sensitive information (e.g. credit card information), that information is encrypted and
transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar
and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the webpage.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your
information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for
example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information.
The computers and servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a
secure environment. This is all done to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure
or modification of the user’s personal information under our control.
The company also uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) for authentication and private
communications to build users’ trust and confidence in the internet and website use by providing
simple and secure access and communication of credit card and personal information. The
website is also secured by VeriSign.
Acceptance of Terms
By using this website, you are hereby accepting the terms and conditions stipulated within the
Privacy Policy Agreement. If you are not in agreement with our terms and conditions, then you
should refrain from further use of our sites. In addition, your continued use of our website
following the posting of any updates or changes to our terms and conditions shall mean that you
agree and acceptance of such changes.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Privacy Policy Agreement related to our
website, please feel free to contact us at the following email, telephone number or mailing
address.
Email: lara.bellavita1@gmail.com
Telephone Number: 2087202059
Mailing Address:
Bellavita LLC
PO Box 6537
Ketchum, Idaho
83340
GDPR Disclosure:
If you answered “yes” to the question Does your website comply with the General Data Protection Regulation
(“GDPR”)? then the Privacy Policy above includes language that is meant to account for such compliance. Nevertheless,
in order to be fully compliant with GDPR regulations your company must fulfill other requirements such as: (i) doing an
assessment of data processing activities to improve security; (ii) have a data processing agreement with any third party
vendors; (iii) appoint a data protection officer for the company to monitor GDPR compliance; (iv) designate a
representative based in the EU under certain circumstances; and (v) have a protocol in place to handle a potential data
breach. For more details on how to make sure your company is fully compliant with GDPR, please visit the official
website at https://gdpr.eu. FormSwift and its subsidiaries are in no way responsible for determining whether or not your
company is in fact compliant with GDPR and takes no responsibility for the use you make of this Privacy Policy or for
any potential liability your company may face in relation to any GDPR compliance issues.
COPPA Compliance Disclosure:
This Privacy Policy presumes that your website is not directed at children under the age of 13 and does not knowingly
collect personal identifiable information from them or allow others to do the same through your site. If this is not true for
your website or online service and you do collect such information (or allow others to do so), please be aware that you
must be compliant with all COPPA regulations and guidelines in order to avoid violations which could lead to law
enforcement actions, including civil penalties.
In order to be fully compliant with COPPA your website or online service must fulfill other requirements such as: (i)
posting a privacy policy which describes not only your practices, but also the practices of any others collecting personal
information on your site or service — for example, plug-ins or ad networks; (ii) include a prominent link to your privacy
policy anywhere you collect personal information from children; (iii) include a description of parental rights (e.g. that you
won’t require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary, that they can review their child’s
personal information, direct you to delete it, and refuse to allow any further collection or use of the child’s information,
and the procedures to exercise their rights); (iv) give parents “direct notice” of your information practices before
collecting information from their children; and (v) obtain the parents’ “verifiable consent” before collecting, using or
disclosing personal information from a child. For more information on the definition of these terms and how to make sure
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to any COPPA compliance issues.

How to Care for Your Senior Dog on a Budget

Lara April 19, 2019 No Comments

 

 

 

 

 

Owning a dog is a rewarding and enlightening experience, but watching our beloved friends grow old can be difficult. Older dogs, like older humans, often face health challenges as their minds and bodies change. It’s no secret that we all want what’s best for our pets, but many of us worry about the financial demands of an aging dog — the costs of health procedures, checkups, prescriptions, and equipment can really add up. Fortunately, there are several ways you can save money on your senior dog’s care routine and prevent expensive health problems in the future.

Purchase Senior Pet Supplies

Prioritize your spending on cost-effective supplies, equipment, and dog food that will have the greatest effect on your dog’s quality of life. For example, older dogs often experience pain bending their necks to drink or eat. Raised food and water bowls can offset this problem and help your dog enjoy this daily activity once again. Also, consider picking up some pet supplements to support your dog’s joints and an orthopedic dog bed to cushion their aging bodies and relieve any pain. Walmart is a great place to find these supplies on a budget. If you shop online, there are several outlets with promotional savings offers, use the savings to further support your pet’s health.

Switch to Higher-Quality Food

One particularly important item you should plan to buy is quality dog food. Senior dogs have different nutritional needs than their younger counterparts, but this doesn’t mean their food has to be pricey. Special “senior dog food” may not be necessary since it tends to be identical to dog food marketed toward younger dogs.

 

Older dogs typically need food that is highly digestible, soft textured, and high in protein. For extra points, look for foods with added joint supplements, antioxidants, and healthy fats like coconut oil and omega-3 fatty acids. Instead of choosing the most expensive brand you can find, learn how to read dog food labels and make educated food choices for your pet.

Prevent Pet Obesity

Not only should you pay close attention to the kind of food you’re buying, but how much you’re dishing out as well. According to Shape, pet obesity is a significant problem, affecting nearly one-third of pets in the United States. Being overweight can exacerbate age-related problems in dogs, including joint pain, heart issues, respiratory diseases, and arthritis. So, it’s no surprise that overfeeding your dog can lead to higher medical bills. You’ll also end up overspending on dog food this way.

In a recent survey, over half of cat and dog owners reported feeding their pets when they beg for food. On top of this, 60 percent of owners were unaware of the health problems associated with overfeeding. Stick to a feeding schedule and only give your pet a set amount of food per day. You can use this dog food calculator from Dog Food Advisor to determine an appropriate amount of food for your senior pet.

Regular exercise is also crucial for preventing obesity. Physical activity will also help keep your pet’s joints working smoothly and stimulate their minds to stave off cognitive decline. Puppy Leaks recommends checking with your vet before starting your dog on a new exercise routine. In general, daily walks are usually highly recommended for dogs of any age and breed. Just make sure you take it slow and watch for signs that your dog is struggling to keep up.

Have Your Dog’s Health Conditions Treated Early

Though veterinarian visits can be costly, having your pet’s health conditions treated early will prevent minor issues from becoming serious, expensive problems. Try to take your older dog to the vet every six months for a wellness exam and disease screening. Talk to your vet about a preventive care schedule to prolong your dog’s life and optimize their comfort.

Taking preventive care of your dog is your best bet for avoiding high veterinarian fees in the future. Shop around for low-cost products and talk to your vet about the best ways to keep your dog healthy. Most importantly of all, be patient. Your dog may not be able to see or hear as easily as she once did, and she may get confused from time to time, but she still loves you to pieces!

Cold Weather and Your Dog

Cold Weather and Your Dog

If you’re like me, life is great if you can take you best friends everywhere with you, but it has to be a great idea for the dog too. What do I mean by that? Well, just because I would always be happiest if my dogs were with me, 24/7, that doesn’t always mean it’s the best thing for them and right now, just like in the summer, it might not always be the right time.

Sure, we go hiking almost everyday that I’m not at the fire station, but they’re fit dogs, with decent coats and even then, I’m always checking in to make sure they’re doing well. My “big guy” Rhylee, is a 10 year old, 42 lb. Heeler/Border Collie mix, even though he has a shorter coat, it’s pretty dense. That said, if we’re not moving constantly, he could get pretty cold up here in the northern part of the country and when we’re at the barn, I have to be even more cognizant of how the weather is affecting him because he’s not nearly as active there. That means that even in a heated indoor arena (40 F), I make sure he has a dog bed to keep him off the floor. Junebug, my 25 lb. VERY mixed breed J, has a full, thick, double coat and I’ve yet to see her get chilly, but I’m still always checking in with her, and she’s always the one that ends up on a trunk or table on the cold days at the barn (even with her perfectly nice bed on the ground). Rhylee has a great coat to wear on the chillier days, Junebug does too but mostly I put it on her so she feels included. If you have a smaller dog, I’d recommend a pretty good wardrobe for inclement weather, being closer to the ground does bring on a chill faster!

What both dogs have in common of course, are their paws, winter weather can wreak havoc on your pooches feet, so make sure they’re clean, not cracked and if you walk near salted roads, you absolutely have to clean those tootsies off when you get home. The salt, drier weather, cold air, and ice can cause cracks to form on the pads and that can lead to painful, bleeding paws. I’ve found that an application of coconut oil can work wonders on winter toes. Speaking of toes, Junebug’s are pretty fluffy, if your dog collects snowballs in between their toes, I’m sure you’ve noticed how painful that can be. A little careful clipping of the fluff and an application of that good old coconut oil can fix that problem right up!

Please give your dogs and cats a warm, safe place to live in your home, they aren’t equipped to survive the winter outside! They’re domestic pets, not the wild creatures they once were. See you next time with some more winter tips for happy dogs!

 

Springtime Water Safety for Dogs

So, at last it’s spring! The almost all of the snow has melted in our mountain town and across the country, people are getting out more and enjoying the warmth and sunshine. But don’t forget that along with warmth and snow melting, comes higher rivers and even flooding in some areas. Add to that, the fact that not all of the ice has melted in some colder places, you have a potentially dangerous situation that could affect you and your dog.

We all want to take to the trails and hike, now that we can get around easier and the weather has changed, but before you head out, whether it’s for a little stroll around your neighborhood, or a hike in the woods, make sure you can control your dog and that you keep your eyes and ears open at all times.

There are two issues you need to keep on your mind in order to keep your dog safe and yourself too; fast, deep waters and weak ice.

Fast rivers and streams can deceive the most careful pet owner, simply because you might not think that your dog would head into something flowing that hard, but not only is that not the case, a lot of dogs head down to the water’s edge and fall in. Some dogs just don’t judge the velocity and jump on in because that’s what they did last summer, and then they find themselves in a lot of trouble. The fast moving water isn’t really the problem; it’s the objects in the water that can cause the hazards. Strainers are obstacles in the water that water can flow through and over but you (and your dog) can’t, causing the swimmer to be pushed up against or under them. Not all strainers are visible above the water, but the most common are logs and trees. Another hazard is a hydraulic (or Maytag or washer). When the water flows over an object, it creates a strong churning on the other side that is like a recycling motion, continuously pulling the swimmer back under water.

No matter what the obstacle, you need to be constantly on the alert and keep your dogs away from the edge of fast moving rivers and streams, and don’t forget, they can slip in just as easily as the rest of us, so keep them away.

Many people are aware of the dangers of ice breaking and someone falling through, and this isn’t any different for animals. Sadly, we’ve been involved in several ice rescues of pets and very often, we were too late to help. Right about now, some bodies of water can still be ice covered and look just fine to a pet, but the ice can easily break, causing them to fall in and most likely under, some intact ice.

All of these water hazards have 2 things in common; they can kill your dog, and they can kill you when you try to rescue them.

So in conclusion, please prevent the problem by watching your dogs carefully and monitoring the conditions around you while you’re out and about in this beautiful weather. Let’s all make this a safe and fun spring!

Pet Friendly Holidays

With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s time to take some simple steps to ensure that everyone in your family has a great holiday, and that includes your pets. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be discussing the best ways to keep your four-legged friends safe, happy and holiday ready.
Some of the subjects we’ll be discussing are foods, decorations, house guests and to round out all the serious talk, a few gift ideasallhailthedog for your pets and your pet loving friends and family.
Since we all like to enjoy and indulge a little more than usual this time of year, we’re going to cover some food safety tips first. First off,
Chocolate is probably the most commonly known hazard to dogs, so how on earth do they still get into it? Easy, it smells great and frankly, we’re just not paying as much attention to these things as they are. If you have any doubt and you’re not embarrassed to try something a little strange. Next time you have a gathering at your home, even just when the family is getting dinner ready, sit yourself down on the floor, be really quiet and just watch for a few minutes. Now do you see? Just seeing things the way our dogs and cats do opens up a whole new world of understanding. Parents are nodding their heads right now because toddlers do the same thing. Just a few precautions and a minute of paying attention can save you all a lot of grief. Place foods gifts, holiday treats and party food out of the easy access zone for you pets and keep an eye out for the agile and determined. Other foods to be careful with are raisins, grapes, garlic, onions, macadamia nuts, avocados, cinnamon, popcorn and anything seasoned and salty, just to be safe. I know a lot of animal experts advise to NEVER feed human food to your pets, and on the whole, we agree. That said, there are some very safe treats that can be enjoyed by dogs and cats if you do it in moderation. Cheese and turkey are 2 great examples, again, just make sure they’re plain and not seasoned.
More tips to follow, but if you have some fun holiday traditions that you share with your pets, please share them with us, we’d love to hear from you!

Preventing dogfights and other aggressive behavior.

robinswoodWhat does it look like when a dog is about to start a fight? Other than really knowing your dog and understanding their body language there a couple of signs that everyone can look for, in your own dogs and others as well.

Stiff body/neck; watch your dog play with a friend and then watch when they see a new dog that they’re not so sure about, what do you see? Stiff, slightly raised neck, stiff legs, raised shoulders and hackles, if they get close enough, you could see bared teeth as well, or just wrinkled lips. These are the most obvious signs and can roll over into the next one;

Change in play behavior; let’s say the dogs are already playing, pay attention to their body language to see if attitudes are altered along the way.

Dogs actually have pretty strict rules about play behavior. The play bow is an invitation to play, as well as an apology if one dog was too rough as in “sorry, didn’t mean to nip so hard”. Dogs, coyotes and wolves all ostracize others who don’t play by the rules. Biting too hard, nipping too close to the eyes and excessive roughness in any form are all a part of the canine “moral code”.

So now you know what to look for, what do you do when you see it?

The quickest, easiest and safest way to diffuse a potential fight is to remove the threat of proximity; that means, if you’ve trained your dog well, a sharp “this way” or “come” or “here” in addition to you moving rapidly away as well, is all it would take to change your dogs direction, moving him away and almost guaranteeing that there won’t be a fight. If you don’t have that ability to get your dogs attention, maybe throwing a ball or toy could do the job for you.

Picking up the smaller dog. This is a fast way to move a dog you trust not to bite you and again remove the threat and cool down aggressive behavior. But. You could get a nip form the little dog, or worse, make yourself a target for the other dog. That said, I would always err on the side of the little dogs safety and pick them up. Unless they’ve already engaged in a major way, you will most likely be just fine, especially if you turn your back on the other dog.

Lastly, I have been able to grab the attacking dogs’ collar while straddling it from the back. This has a lot of risk to all parties, including becoming the focus of the attack, losing control of the dog and lastly, not finding a way to let go. Yeah, I said it, because at some point you’re going to have to let go and I’m hoping you’ve been able to come to some sort of an understanding by then.

Whatever the situation, I can only hope that you and your dog can better navigate the complex social world of dogs after reading this, and please write in with questions or comments.

Salmonella Dog Food Contamination

Good morning readers, just a quick note today to let you Bravo dog foods and they’re being recalled due to all know about another dog food recall, this one is for salmonella contamination. The foods that they’ve recalled are listed below.

She doesn’t want her picture taken, she wants to eat

Whether you feed you dogs this brand or any other, knowing the symptoms of salmonella infection is important for any pet owner.

Pets can exhibit lethargy and loss of appetite; other symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, fever and signs of abdominal pain and cramping. It’s important to note that humans are at risk as well just from handing the contaminated food without washing up very well afterwards. Please remember that all pets react differently when in pain or discomfort. Your observations of your pet when they’re well will help you determine quickly when they aren’t. The more you pet, play with and groom your pet, the better you’ll be able to spot abnormalities. I personally know several dogs and cats whose owners saved their lives by noticing even the tiniest of changes. Check the list below to make sure you aren’t feeding any of these foods and then go find a toy and spend some quality time with your furry friend, don’t forget to buy only the best food and dog treats for the dogs in your life.

The following products were recalled:

Raw Food Diet Bravo! Turkey Blend for Dogs and Cats
Size: 2 lb. (32 oz.) plastic tubes
Best used by date: 11-05-15
UPC: 829546311025

Bravo! Blends All Natural Chicken Blend Diet for Dogs and Cats
Product Number: 21-102
Size: 2 lb. (32 oz.) plastic tubes
Best used by date: 08-11-16
UPC: 829546211028

Premium Turkey Formula Bravo! Balance Raw Diet
Product Number: 31-405
Size: 5 lb. (80 oz.) 2.3KG plastic tubes
Best used by date: 11-05-15
UPC: 829546314057

Bravo! Blends All Natural Chicken Blend Diet for Dogs and Cats
Product Number: 21-105
Size: 5 lb. (80 oz.) 2.3KG plastic tubes
Best used by date: 08-11-16
UPC: 829546211059

In addition, Bravo is voluntarily recalling all sizes (2 lb., 5 lb. and 10 lb.) of Bravo Chicken Blend(s), Bravo Turkey Blend(s), Bravo Balance Chicken Balance and Bravo Balance Premium Turkey Formula frozen raw diet products with “best used by” dates between June 20, 2016 and Sept. 18, 2016. The company says it’s doing that out of “an abundance of caution,” as there has been no evidence of an issue involving those products.

Dog Park Clean Up

This past Saturday was a great event for event patrons of the Warm Springs “Dog Park” in Ketchum Idaho.

Clean up crew

For those of you who aren’t familiar with this location, the “Dog Park” lies on the former site of a golf course and restaurant. It also happens to be located on some of the most beautiful acreage you’re likely to see. It looks far more like the rolling lawns of a huge estate and yes, we get to walk our dogs on this!
Having been to dog parks across the country, I’m sure most of us are aware of the huge range in quality you can find on any given stretch of open ground that’s been designated as a place for dogs to meet, greet, run and play. That said; you’ve never seen anything like this. And even though you could say that those of us who live out here amongst some of the most beautiful wild places to hike, ski, bike, run and fish are just about the luckiest people around, (you’d be correct), we are like anyone else in that sometimes (OK a lot of the time), you need to be able to let your dog run and play without it being a long excursion into the back country. Enter the ‘Dog Park” to end all dog parks. Now my readers will know that I’ve been a dedicated traveler and blogger about pet friendly places, hotels, trips and so on, and you’ve seen and heard about some of the better and some of the could-do-a-lot-better dog spots around. This spot is far and beyond the nicest place you’ll ever stroll and it’s right in town.
Privately owned and maintained, the Warm Springs Ranch is also home to a vibrant Frisbee golf community as well.

Stick 'em up

Stick ’em up

On any given day, you’ll also see someone practicing Tai Chi, 5 or 10 dogs madly chasing each other, balls or squirrels (although oddly enough, NOT the Frisbess) as well as a few people just stretching their legs on their lunch break.

As the “park” grew in popularity however, some problems grew along with it, namely dog waste. It seems that some were taking advantage of the generosity of the property owner and the hard work of the property manager and not bothering to pick up after their pooches. To be fair, there was also evidence of some teenager partying going on as well. As the problem grew, signs were posted warning people to be responsible or else the area would be closed off to the public. This led to AllHailtheDog.com and Idahound Dog Food Company to arrange a park clean-up party. We’re happy to say that not only was the clean-up effort successful, but a lot of fun was had with a dog trick contest and some dog and dog people socializing.
Did I mention that even people without dogs showed up to help? Yep, it was that much fun, in fact the winner of the Most Poop Collected category was a mom and her young son and they don’t even own a dog!

Winner!

Winner!

Another winner was a very young girl and her pound dog Chihuahua mix Heidi. After a fabulous performance of dancing in a circle on her hind legs and rolling over, these two took home the grand prize of Idahound dog treats, Sun Valley Mustard gift pack and an All Hail the dog cozy dog bed.
All participants received a delicious bag of Sun Valley Mustard Pretzel Chips, generously donated for the event along with fresh baked chocolate chip cookies from a local restaurant Perry’s and coffee from Starbucks, also donated.

Our other trick contest winners also took home schwag from

All Hail the Dog, treats from Idahound and Sun Valley Mustard gift packs.
One other good thing that came out of this fun day in the “park” was a “Park Manners List”. All of the attendees wrote down their ideas for a clean, fun and polite dog park experience and that list will be printed out and displayed at the “park”. We’ll be posting that list for our readers as well; you can take it as is to your local park or add to it and let us all know what else you came up with. Until then, have fun and “doo” the right thing!

Salmonella Dog Food Contamination

Good morning readers, just a quick note today to let you Bravo dog foods and they’re being recalled due to all know about another dog food recall, this one is for salmonella contamination. The foods that they’ve recalled are listed below.

Whether you feed you dogs this brand or any other, knowing the symptoms of salmonella infection is important for any pet owner.

Pets can exhibit lethargy and loss of appetite; other symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, fever and signs of abdominal pain and cramping. It’s important to note that humans are at risk as well just from handing the contaminated food without washing up very well afterwards. Please remember that all pets react differently when in pain or discomfort. Your observations of your pet when they’re well will help you determine quickly when they aren’t. The more you pet, play with and groom your pet, the better you’ll be able to spot abnormalities. I personally know several dogs and cats whose owners saved their lives by noticing even the tiniest of changes. Check the list below to make sure you aren’t feeding any of these foods and then go find a toy and spend some quality time with your furry friend, don’t forget to buy only the best food and dog treats for the dogs in your life.

She doesn't want her picture taken, she wants to eat

She doesn’t want her picture taken, she wants to eat

The following products were recalled:

Raw Food Diet Bravo! Turkey Blend for Dogs and Cats
Size: 2 lb. (32 oz.) plastic tubes
Best used by date: 11-05-15
UPC: 829546311025

Bravo! Blends All Natural Chicken Blend Diet for Dogs and Cats
Product Number: 21-102
Size: 2 lb. (32 oz.) plastic tubes
Best used by date: 08-11-16
UPC: 829546211028

Premium Turkey Formula Bravo! Balance Raw Diet
Product Number: 31-405
Size: 5 lb. (80 oz.) 2.3KG plastic tubes
Best used by date: 11-05-15
UPC: 829546314057

Bravo! Blends All Natural Chicken Blend Diet for Dogs and Cats
Product Number: 21-105
Size: 5 lb. (80 oz.) 2.3KG plastic tubes
Best used by date: 08-11-16
UPC: 829546211059

In addition, Bravo is voluntarily recalling all sizes (2 lb., 5 lb. and 10 lb.) of Bravo Chicken Blend(s), Bravo Turkey Blend(s), Bravo Balance Chicken Balance and Bravo Balance Premium Turkey Formula frozen raw diet products with “best used by” dates between June 20, 2016 and Sept. 18, 2016. The company says it’s doing that out of “an abundance of caution,” as there has been no evidence of an issue involving those products.